ETYM Latin epidemus, Greek, among the people, epidemic; en in + demos people: cf. French épidémique. Related to Demagogue.
(Especially of medicine) Of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously.
Koji vlada u nekom kraju, zarazan. (grč.)
A widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time.
Outbreak of infectious disease affecting large numbers of people at the same time. A widespread epidemic that sweeps across many countries (such as the Black Death in the late Middle Ages) is known as a pandemic.
Bolest koja vlada nekim krajem, zarazna bolest, zaraza, rednja, narodna bolest; u užem smislu: bolest koja je došla spolja i neko vreme vladala u nekom kraju, no bolest od koje taj kraj inače ne pati; supr. endemija.